Roxen Amnesia Romania Eurovision 2021

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we listen to Romania’s Roxen with her song “Amnesia”. Was it something we wanted to remember or did we find it forgettable? Read on to find out!

Roxen – “Amnesia”

“Amnesia” reviews

Calvin: I don’t know why this innocent-sounding song hits home with me. It all feels natural, authentic, and real. It may actually help that you can hear that she isn’t a native English speaker. This makes the song less polished and forces you to pay attention to what she’s singing about. And her topic of self-love almost concerns everybody while it’s not as washed out as love or being heartbroken.

Score: 9

Jonathan: I can see what Roxen was trying to do with “Amnesia”. The song attempts to build an emotional story into an understated pop song. Sadly, that emotion has yet to make any distinctive impact upon me. What’s left is a steady mid-tempo track that runs for its three minutes without giving the listener much indication of what it would like them to do while it’s playing (cry? dance? vibe?). Ultimately, there’s no real moment of pay-off at any point in the song.

Score: 5.5

Julian: Roxen is serving quality! Hearing the song first, “Amnesia” seems to be a typical pop ballad which is produced brilliantly. I love the switches between decent and present beats, I love her strong but emotionally almost-broken voice and her way of delivering it. That’s a nice base to build on. The lyrics had such an impact on me that I love “Amnesia” more every time I listen to it. Roxen speaks about depression and emotional ballast and more importantly, she speaks for those who used to be quiet! It is an important topic and Roxen has found a beautiful way to speak about it in her song.

Score: 9

Lauren: “Amnesia” brings something altogether different to the table. Musically reminiscent of Pam Rabbit’s “Get Up”, this song’s style is right up my alley, and it helps that its lyrics are actually one of the best ones of the year. If Roxen works on her pronunciation and the staging is as impactful as the music video, this could shoot for a deserved top-ten result.

Score: 9

Luis: “Amnesia” is a ballad but it’s the most dynamic of the year, with interesting beats on the bridge. Roxen’s voice fits in perfectly, and the vision shown in the music video is very promising. Romania will probably be rewarded by the juries: this is modern, Spotify-friendly and deliciously crafted. They might find more trouble in the televote: the weakest spot of this song is its memorability. Luckily, they have been drawn late in the semi-final.

Score: 8

Roxen – “Amnesia” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 5

Deban: 6.5

Diego: 6.5

Erdi: 8

Esma: 7.5

Jordi: 7.5

Josh: 8

Kristín: 5.5

Lucy: 8

Natalie: 8

Oliver: 2.5

Pablo: 6.5

Renske: 6.5

Robyn: 7

Ron: 5

Sebastian: 6.5

Tobias: 6

Tom: 7

William: 6.5

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 2.5 and a high of 9.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.95/10

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Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

“Amnesia” is a song I enjoy and I like a lot while I’m listening to it, but I forget about it every time it finishes. It gives some kind of amnesia hehe. Romania should qualify but I’m afraid that if I’m not the only one with amnesia (and I see I’m not the obly one joking about the title) this song won’t place higher than a top 15 or top 20. A clever staging and a good live performance may help this entry. It certainly has the ingredients and Roxen has an intersting voice. 7.25/10 Romania closes my top 10.… Read more »

Trina
Trina
1 month ago

This is honestly one of my favourite ballads this year – which took me by surprise, because I did not much like her song last year. There is something about the chorus that is both tentative and soaring and so poignantly captures the more manic aspects of depression. In its stripped-down version, it is also such a perfect match to the unique quality of her voice – I can’t imagine anyone else covering it and doing it better, and that is a huge plus in my book.

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

Am i the only person who loves ”Alcohol You” more ? (by the way i like Amnesia too , it is in my top15)

Bogdan Honciuc
Bogdan Honciuc
1 month ago
Reply to  raylee

No, you’re not.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
1 month ago

OK so w h a t t h e * how could somebody give this 2.5 points???

Just one more thing: I don’t understand why there’s the opinion about the 3 highest qualifications (3 nines) and only one opinion below 8 points…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I had a three way tie last year, “Alcohol You” was one of them. But “Amnesia” is my no 1 and not sharing the spot!

Garbo
Garbo
1 month ago

It’s funny this is called Amnesia, because I easily forget it. It is one of the few songs this year that I can never remember the melody to.

Batkas
Batkas
1 month ago

I really hope to see a good staging show.
And then I would be happy if Roxen wins.

blahh
blahh
1 month ago

This is genuinely too low. I feel like this is very stylistic indeed but in a way people appreciates. The lyrics are deep and the instrumental really fits the vibe because it sounds mysterious and magical. The music video really conveys the message and I wish they could keep that choreo in the live performance, it tells the story really well. It could be a dark horse if staged well (I think it would be). Roxen’s voice is also great so I really think this deserves a higher score but, you know, everyone has a taste.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Gold star.

Cozmin COZMA
Cozmin COZMA
1 month ago

9.5/10
Very modern, relatable, stunning vocals, amazing production and melody, official video just Art!
I’ll vote for these because it deserve to win in may ….

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

I really like it! It’s fresh and interesting and the tempo stands out this year for me. The lyrics are nice too. It’s in my 11th place. I like it better than last year’s. I really hated the pun in the chorus. 😀

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago

I’ve said some harsh words about “Alcohol You” in the past, but I’m ready to forget it with “Amnesia”. Roxen got off the high horse of her previous entry and delivered a strong, confident package with an equally poignant message. Although it’s not the first time that a Eurovision entry tells us to love ourselves, here it sounds heartfelt and original, not at all like a dreadful PSA it could have easily turned into. This is an improvement in every aspect – the hook is ironically much more memorable, Roxen’s vocals are more impressive, the lyrics deeper and more stirring.… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Skiwalko
Alvaro
Alvaro
1 month ago

9/10 One of the strongest songs in semifinal 1. A very nice voice and a lot of potential for the staging. Can’t wait to see it. Good luck to her!

kas
kas
1 month ago

Deserves top10 at least !!!

pooky1001
pooky1001
1 month ago

I actually thought this song would score slightly higher than that. A few weeks back i had it as a certain qualifier from semi 1 but now im not so sure. Anyway its in my top 5 and i really hope she makes the final. Infact 3 of the songs i would love in the final, Romania, Belgium and Ireland are all in danger in this semi. I think im going to be disappointed!!!

Anita
Anita
1 month ago

I think I understand now what my personal issue is with the song. The melody sticks in my head and repeats and repeats itself and it seems to not be “my melody” line because I detected that it annoys me more than giving me pleasure. So this comment is not about the quality of the song but a personal taste or feeling.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I really like Roxen and Amnesia.
And I like even more that this entry is all Romanian and local. As it should be imo

Aeria
Aeria
1 month ago

“Natural, authentic, and real”

Honey please… Did you hear how processed Roxen’s vocals are in the studio cut? Nothing real about that. Also, newsflash, this is nowhere near good enough to finish in the top 5. Competition’s just too strong

McRoro2003
McRoro2003
1 month ago
Reply to  Aeria

Honey please. Did you check her acoustic performance?
No? Do it.
Yes? Then you’re just looking for beef

Viggz
Viggz
1 month ago

Romania is one of my favourite this year. I think Roxen will suprise everyone with the staging so I think this is a potential dark horse of the year.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

UPDATED FORMAT BECAUSE IT STARTED TO BUFFER Wiwi Juries’ current TOP 35 France (8.73) ~ My 6th San Marino (8.2) ~ My 1st Lithuania (7.89) ~ My 5th Italy (7.7) ~ My 2nd (=) Ireland (7.7) ~ My 20th Cyprus (7.45) ~ My 17th Finland (7.34) ~ My 11th Ukraine (7.32) ~ My 7th Russia (7.18) ~ My 13th Sweden (7.14) ~ My 31st Romania (6.95) ~ My 23rd Moldova (6.93) ~ My 9th The Netherlands (6.86) ~ My 33rd Australia (6.84) ~ My 19th Greece (6.82) ~ My 4th (=) United Kingdom (6.82) ~ My 15th Croatia (6.75) ~… Read more »

The truth
The truth
1 month ago

I don’t want people to get me wrong – I do like the song and would rate it most probably in the Top 12, even maybe Top 10. But some slight criticism. Apart from the Billie Eilish vibes and overtones, I can’t help comparing Roxen to Loreen. The hair, the movement, the act, even the clothes are an almost exact copy of the Swedish singer. Apart from that, the use of auto-tune takes away from the merit of the singing as it does not allow for the real vocals of the singer. Is auto-tune allowed in the live performances if… Read more »

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  The truth

No, it’s not allowed (thankfully)

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Wow San Marino!

Last edited 1 month ago by Boreal
Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Madonna: grab my beer

The truth
The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Thanks for your reply.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  The truth

I love this song but I totally agree with you.

jack
jack
1 month ago

With only 4 songs left to reveal for the Wiwi Jury (Bulgaria, Iceland, Malta & Switzerland), I wouldn’t be surprised if they all took a Top 4 spot in the Jury

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  jack

I doubt about Bulgaria.
Iceland top 5 maybe

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  jack

Bulgaria , Switzerland , Iceland will not beat France . Malta will .

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kristian

Please be wrong

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  jack

Exactly my thoughts (except top 5-7, because they won’t beat France at minimum; and mostly talking about Switzerland and Malta), was that on purpose or pure coincidence?

Last edited 1 month ago by Anhel
Eugenie
Eugenie
1 month ago

I would partially agree with downvoted commentator below. Roxen uses Billie Eilish vibe. Also, I would not say that she’s a bad copycat. Her voice is better (BE whispers instead of singing , sorry). Her lyrics are stronger (BE texts are awfully primitive). And she could have good results, cuz’ dark-pop is trendy now. I’m not surprised or satisfied by her song, but it’s still listenable and unannoying. 6.5/10 for me.

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Eugenie

Are you serious? Be modest when you compare the most successful singer and songwriter in the US today and a Grammy Award winner, for a poor copy that someone produced and created in Romania.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

I think there are actually many “copycats” this year…

I’ve found 8, overall

But that’s ok, as long as the songs are good (some of them are NOT)

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Yes there are a few , for me its a turn off.

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Billie Eilish being successful is not only the product of Billie Eilish, but dozens of people behind her, her music, marketing, promotion and localisation (it’s still way, way easier for a US artist to break through to the mainstream than a Romanian one).

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Pandaman

Inna is a Romanian singer she had hits.

Escfan
Escfan
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

“in Romania”
Wow… you said that like if Romania is the sh*ttiest country ever…
Stop being xenophobic!

Eugenie
Eugenie
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Billie is a daughter of rich parents with talented producer brother. I don’t think that her success is really her achievement.

jasko
jasko
1 month ago
Reply to  Eugenie

Bulgaria uses Billie’s vibe, not Romania 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by jasko
Rashed
Rashed
1 month ago
Reply to  Eugenie

I’m sorry but just because someone is using the same style as a well-known singer doesn’t make them a ‘copy cat’

ali
ali
1 month ago

one of the reasons why this song is my favourite of the year is that it has the whole package. the song is amazing. the music video is AMAZING.. that video is art. and also idk if it’s just me but this song is addictive as hell. i love amnesia so much, hope it qualifies and does well

ali
ali
1 month ago

this is actually my favourite of the year.. deserved at least a 7 :/

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  ali

It did for sure.

Sapphire
Sapphire
1 month ago

Never was a fan of it and I won’t become one. Everytime I hear it, I just think ‘Ok, next’. There’s no replay value for me, so I’d give it a 5. At least Roxen sounds less whiny as with her 2020 song.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

It wasn’t love at first listen, but then I watched the video, everything clicked and I got hooked. There’s something so delicate about how it’s written, performed and produced. I love how the words and the melody are having a dance and are perfectly matched to convey its message. And the subtle growing beat amplifying the tension was a great idea. My only criticism is the use of auto-tune. Roxen doesn’t need it and it can get in the way of her accent. I hope they find a way to reproduce the vibe of the video with staging. 9/10

Last edited 1 month ago by Sabrina
Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

At least it was used in an artsy way like Irama did in Sanremo. But their voices are so beautiful, I don’t feel the need for it.

Shana
Shana
1 month ago

I am surprised this is so low because it is my second favourite this year

Batkas
Batkas
1 month ago

Why people are bitching?
This is a very nice score for a very nice song as well!

Batkas
Batkas
1 month ago

Tobias gave a 6? Whaaaaat???

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  Batkas

I think this is because he took her for Loreen and thought she is Swedish.

IPA
IPA
1 month ago

I ought to like this – even appreciate it. And yet – I can’t get hooked. I always leave it indifferent and unengaged. I’m afraid Romania won’t be on my short list this year! 4,5

Last edited 1 month ago by IPA
EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

Alcohol You was my winner 1 last year. I thought it was magical, creative and fresh. I never saw anyone do what Roxen did, song and visuals wise. Even though Amnesia isn’t as impactful for me, it still stands out and Roxen is a good artist for reinventing herself while keeping her own artistic style. I’m a fan and I hope Amnesia will surprise. The music video gave me high hopes for the staging.

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago

This deserved a bit more I think.
The sound is current , the message is relevant , though “self-love amnesia” is a weird phrasing. This is one of the songs I would listen to outside the Eurovision context. Her vocal tone is also quite different and stands out.

Her styling in the music video though made Billie comparisons obvious. She needs to be a bit more dynamic in her performances than she was in the NF last year. If she does do that , this could contend for a Top 5-10. Should qualify nonetheless.

7.5/10

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Sorry, I don´t like it – 2/10

lin
lin
1 month ago

Authentic? You’re probably kidding, a copy of Billie Eilish , both in terms of looks and in terms of trying to sing like her.

Escfan
Escfan
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

So now we can’t wear hoodies and bangs because Billie eilish does that, right?
Her music has nothing to do with Billie, look into Victoria if you want that.

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Escfan

Sorry if I offended you, but it’s really really similar, I personally like original artists who are unlike anyone else.
But this is only my opinion, everyone is entitled to express their opinion.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Escfan

Victoria has a more depressing vibe in her songs, while Roxen literally dyed her hair to look more goth in Billie’s style

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Oh, mate. Maybe last year the comparison would’ve worked, but not this time. Bulgaria probably but Romania? Nah.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Last year yes, this year not so much. Definitely think she’s being more original and more herself this year in terms of style and identity.

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I did not notice the difference, but maybe you are right, anyway I do not like her voice, not my cup of tea sorry.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

No like you don’t have to apologize it’s your opinion 100% lol don’t worry.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

billie eilish whispers, roxen sings, your comparison is already invalidated

lin
lin
1 month ago

Calm down, this is just my opinion .. Who are you to determine if my opinion is correct or not? Are you a music expert?
Roxanne’s voice is low and nosy and it reminds me of Billy.
God it is impossible to write another opinion here, by the way many think like me on YouTube

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Claiming XXX is a copy of XYZ is an accusation, not opinion. False accusation to make it worse

Last edited 1 month ago by Dawid
lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

If this is a False accusation, then sue me in court

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

So why did he decide that my opinion was unacceptable?
based on what?
She reminds me of Billie Eilish, you can not argue with a personal feeling, many think so outside the wiwi bubble

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

roxanne, billy… sis nobody’s gonna take your wrong opinions seriously

lin
lin
1 month ago

Who takes your ridiculous opinions seriously with such a weird name?

jack
jack
1 month ago

As a Billie fan, she doesn’t whisper

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Have you ever heard any Billie Eilish song? Or you’re just part of mindless mob repeating what they heard on internet without checking it themself.

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Obviously I heard, I’m in love with Billie Eilish

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Lin is entitled to their opinion even if that’s not what y’all think. Leave them be. Calling them “mindless” is unnecessary and unwelcome. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Like, while I don’t really get the Billie vibe this year, I did last year. It’s not like a baseless accusation.

Last edited 1 month ago by Darren
lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Thanks

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

The Billie Eillish wanna be still has to come.

lin
lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

LOL

Hélène
Hélène
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Not Bulgaria it is writtten by swedes in a camp i Bulgaria. It isa kind of emotse when they try to make it look like autentic when it is not. I prefer Cyprus and Moldova at least they are shoeing off their dependence. Romania is better. I think it might do very well if Roxen can deliver.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Tobias gave a 6! Wow, I don’t know what he ate or drank, but let’s hope he does it more often.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Probably assumed it must Swedish as it sounds so slick lol
I was surprised too

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I actually have a hope that he just read our comments and became more objective and less of a nationalist

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
1 month ago

Good act. Its major flaw would be the overproduced vocals, but overall, a solid entry.

Darren
1 month ago

I much prefer Roxen’s attempt this year rather than last year. I feel like she have found her voice and her identity. The song is great though probably not something that I would listen to outside of Eurovision. However in this tough semi final, I feel that staging is going to be key here, Romania is can either hit or miss when it comes to staging. It will be interesting to watch what happens.
Best of luck Romania, 6/10

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

6th place: Romania: I really believe that this song is even better than Alcohol You even though I loved that one as well. This song combines a catchy melody with a great music video and an amazing singer. I just love Roxen’s voice. If they are able to stage the song as good as on the music video they will be a dark horse.

Last edited 1 month ago by Thanos
Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

Honestly it’s my no1 this year

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

1) Romania – Yeah, this one really resonates with me. I talked about how Finland’s sounded like something I would’ve listened to when I was struggling in school, and Romania’s is the song I *wish* existed when I was in school. The message is pretty much everything to me – Roxen is a fantastic singer for this kind of song, and the music video is perfect in telling a story. I think a lot of people will connect with the song and hopefully the message is conveyed in a similar manner to the music video. This can do well, and… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Emily
Alo
Alo
1 month ago

I really like it. The song is one of the more modern songs of this year contest and i feel it has more televote appeal the juries.
But anyway it will come down to her performance and I hope they will take inspiration from the music video.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

ROMANIA – Roxen is a talented young artist who knows how to create a dreamy atmosphere. Amnesia is another well crafted, introspective song, which digs deep into the subject. It’s an empowerment entry meant for everyone, while still feeling personal to her. I believe that is the key in making a strong message song. The lyrics are straightforward, but deep, and they flow well with the melody. The instrumentation manages to be both cozy and eerie, reflecting the internal struggles depicted in the lyrics. I’ll be honest and say that it took me a few takes to love it the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Una
Una
1 month ago

“Amnesia” has grown on me after watching the music video (I had only listened to the song first). All those elements – music, lyrics, Roxen’s and the dancers’ artistic performance, the compelling visual narrative – coming together. I also appreciate Roxen’s creative input – nice to watch the music first video on the esc channel. It’s very well done – introspective, minimal but effective. Eerie and strong. *Great production value*. A very talented team that worked quietly on a fantastic entry. Having followed them closely last year, I am not surprised at their efforts this year. Hands down, Romania had the most… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

This is a really good song; it’s packed with lots of rhythm goodness, crunchy harmonies and a simple message of self love. I wish I had more time to write about it, because it’s musically fascinating. Roxen should easily make the grand final.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Roxen should easily make the grand final.” I really hope so. You think that it will manage to pull the audiences in enough to keep its impact after it’s all over. There are *a lot* of good and/or impactful songs in that semi. Romania is in my top 3 picks of the semi, so I’m naturally a bit nervous.

Kamil
Kamil
1 month ago

6,95? You are really funny and ridiculous “experts”.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamil

once again when did they ever call themselves experts lmfao they’re eurofans who happen to be the editors of the most followed esc blog

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamil

We have seen it before in recent years, Fan favourites that fall hard (Estonia 2017), acts from rock bottom of the odds that qualify for the final (Georgia 2016).

So experts or not, its possible that Eurofans and Experts will fail at least on one or two predictions. Imagine that with only judges, Blanche or KEiiNO would‘ve stucked in the semifinal.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

Since 2017 I’ve associated Blanche with the word ‘robbery’

Escfan
Escfan
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamil

They call themselves music unprofessionals though.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

i absolutely love this one! the hook has been stuck in my head since the very first play, and the lyrics are very well-written and meaningful. plus roxen is such an effortlessly cool girl, she has that natural “indie girl” voice tone that halsey and olivia rodrigo force themselves to make.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

20. Romania – Roxen – Amnesia – 6.5/10 – returning after such a dramatic and intense song as Alcohol You was always going to be a difficult ask and unfortunately this feels like an alcohol-free beer. Amnesia’s taste is similar but the powerful kick is missing. There is not the same rush, the same uncontrollable drug pulsing through my veins as when I was listening to Roxen’s effort last year. I blame the production – here, the 80s inspired splashing drums don’t work – the modern, upbeat, dance-y elements make for an odd marriage with the emotional turmoil in the… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago

This one hit me very unexpectedly. I didn’t like “Alcohol You” last year very much, and everything Roxen released in the meantime really seemed to consolidate my impression that her music just wasn’t for me. So when they dropped “Amnesia”, it came literally out of nowhere. I think, this is one of the most contemporary sounding tracks in this year’s line-up. The very smooth arrangement with the strings, the muffled piano and the pulsating, dramatic, constantly morphing rythm really hits home with me. I’m still not fully on board with her singing style, but it’s not bothering me as much… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Tibor
Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

It turned out that the only of my biggest favorites that haven’t got a positive review coming from you was Barbara. But that’s OK, because I’m know I’m right about it. 😉 I agree that “Amnesia” is possibly the most contemporary of 2021’s class. I still have some hope that this can be the one the fandom and bookies are sleeping on. At least the juries should give the push it deserves. The problem is the juries are always leaving some of my favorites behind.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’d say since I was right about France in 2018 and we both were right in 2019, it’s only fair if you are right about them this year. 🙂
Also you treated my favourites relatively kindly so far, I guess your – relatively speaking – most unfavorable review was on Albina, and even that was quite benevolent.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

No sir, I was right about 2018 too. 😛 But in both cases, I don’t think you were criticizing the quality of the acts and the songs, it’s just that you follow closely the more urban and vibrant French contemporary scene and expect it to be represented in Eurovision. I would also like to see their Madames (in this case, without a Monsieur, though I believe the duo can deliver somethings more to your taste if they decide to try again) and Mahmoods getting there eventually. Actually, I think your favorite that got a less kind review from me was… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Oh, okay, so I remembered that incorrectly, I thought that you thought Madame Monsieur really could do well (in any case you liked it much more than I did, didn’t you?). In this case, of course, I have the exact same right to be correct as you are, and we’ll battle this out on the 22nd. 😉
And Latvia isn’t one of my favourites, I like it, but it’s not that I listen to it excessively, so no worries, I understand what people don’t like about that one.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

Madame Monsieur was simply my winner, that’s why I still think I’m right. 😀 But I’ve never been extremely confident about how it would do. Not just because it wasn’t the kind of music that normally wins, but also for its subject, many people were attacking the song for this reason. But I was expecting a top 10, so the result was disappointing. I think Barbara has a much better shot this time. Anyway, the result hasn’t changed my mind about “Mercy”, as “Voilà” flopping won’t change my mind about it. In that sense, I was just joking with the… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Okay, in this sense we’re all always right. 😉 My favourites are: Benny, Manizha, Go_A, Roxen, Albina, The Roop, Montaigne, Jeangu and one who is still to come (you can probably guess which one it is). Lesley Roy completes my top 10 – and these ten are also the ones I’m really listening to. The fall outside my top 10 is relatively steep this year, there are five more songs I think are still okay but don’t really listen to, everything outside my top 15, I’m indifferent about at best. So I mustn’t lose too many of my favourites, or… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

I actually like all of your favorites. Manizha, Go_A, Roxen and The Roop are in my highlighted top 6, along with Barbara and Maneskin. While Victoria, Jeangu, Lesley, Montaigne and Benny are in the second tier, with Gjon being a separation between those groups (I’ll explain why tomorrow). Albina is a little behind, but as you know already, it’s more because of how the track was produced than anything else. Semi 2 will probably be a calm one for me (Benny is the only one at risk, the others I like there feel pretty safe). But semi 1 is a… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I don’t think you have to worry about Benny, he will sail through with the televote, he’s not even borderline. As for semi 1, I’m really not convinced that Cyprus, Malta and Sweden are locks. Perhaps we’ll have another article where we can make our predictions, but I think, we have to look at the voting allies in the semis, and Cyprus is in a really bad place when it comes to them – contrary to Croatia for example. Sweden will miss the final at one point, but they have Norway and perhaps Germany and the Netherlands to back them… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

The thing that makes me concerned about Benny is the running order, I’m under the impression that rarely the 1st half of a semi has more qualifiers than the 2nd and that’s what happens here, while the 2nd half has basically Switzerland, Bulgaria and Finland as probable heavyhitters. Malta is a lock, I can’t see a scenario where they don’t make to the final, the frontrunner stamp is already a strong push. Maybe the hype won’t give the result they want, but I don’t believe in a complete flop. Though I like Tusse and don’t want him getting the same… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Eugent also qualified from spot no. three in a very tough semi-final. I think, running order is overrated as a factor. But Benny, like Eugent, will have to nail his vocal performance, if he does it, I see no problem. And don’t get me wroing, I also see Malta qualifying, but probably not as comfortably as the odds and the wiwijury suggest. Remember Saara Aalto, front runner in the odds, did very well in the wiwijury, we always said she was a borderline qualifier, and turns out she was. And Israel after the revamp in my opinion is in a… Read more »

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Carla
Carla
1 month ago

Amnesia is better than SHUM, Russian Woman and Maps, It’s so underrated